A missing daughter. A devastated mother. A charming mystery man. A shocking finale you won’t see coming. ...
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Then She Was Gone Reviews
4 high stars
I find that Lisa Jewell’s books are always a cut above the spate of books with “Gone”, “Girl” and “Lies” in their titles. For one, she can really write. And also her main characters are not breathless naive young woman, but usually middle aged women or men with recognizable emotions. I’ve now read four of her books, and Then She Was Gone is one of my favourites.
The story focuses on the effects of the disappearance of Laurel’s daughter, Ellie. The story is told in two timelines and fr ...more
This is the third Lisa Jewell thriller that I have read and she has penned another winner! After finishing this book I really had to wait a few days to sort of “SETTLE ME DOWN” as this mystery touched some very delicate feelings in me, more so than her first two books. Call me a snob but in my experience with thrillers, it has been hard to find many with the combination of great writing, past and present POV’s that flow seamlessly together, and create emotions that well up inside of you and real ...more
Having read several of Lisa Jewell’s previous novels I have come to expect an engaging and well-written story that draws the reader in, flows effortlessly and features ‘real’ characters with heart that hold a readers attention. Unfortunately whilst I found Then She Was Gone easily readable I cannot say that much of what unravelled was either vastly original or well-disguised. In fact the synopsis for the novel and the first fifty-pages together will be enough for most readers to fill in the blan ...more
This author has yet to let me down!
This was a well executed mystery, told from multiple POV's and spanning many years from past to present.
Laurel's daughter Ellie goes missing at the young age of 15. Years later, Laurel meets what could be her daughter's clone in the form of her new boyfriends child, Poppy. The similarities are uncanny, but Laurel can't help but be drawn to her daughter's mini-me.
The more time she spends with Poppy, the more Laurel can't help but revisit the past, and retrace t ...more
This novel is creepy—in a good way. Fifteen-year-old Ellie disappears on her way to the library one day. Ultimately, since police can’t find anything, they suspect she’s a runaway despite the fact she had a boyfriend she loved and was looking forward to taking the exams she’d been studying hard for.
When we meet up with her mother Laurel ten years later, Laurel’s relationships with her other daughter, her son, and her now-ex-husband have all suffered greatly because they’d never found a body or a ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review.
Ellie Mack was fifteen years old, the apple of her mother’s eye, the academic darling and teacher’s favourite. Then she went missing, leaving her family and all who loved her with nothing but questions about why such a perfect child would just up and disappear. When her body is located ten years later, it provides closure to Ellie’s mother, Laurel, but there are still the u ...more
4.5 chilling stars (rounded up)!
Laurel Mack is still reeling from her daughter’s disappearance ten years ago. Ellie, Laurel’s daughter, was only fifteen and seemed to have her whole life ahead of her. And suddenly, she vanished. Still struggling with the mystery and unanswered questions surrounding Ellie’s disappearance, Laurel moves through the monotony of life…until she meets Floyd. Laurel begins to connect with Floyd, who has a daughter named Poppy. And Laurel’s world suddenly changes.
This w ...more
I read a Lisa Jewell novel last year and connected immediately with her writing style, tone, and voice. When Then She Was Gone showed up on NetGalley last month, I immediately requested it and added it to my reading queue for April. I really find myself enamored with Jewell's characters, plots, and settings, so much that I've added ten of her other books to my TBR and hope to read a few more later this year.
Domestic drama is the best sub-genre to describe this book. A 15-year-old girl goes missi ...more